By Continuing to Hold Minyanim in Brooklyn and Monsey, NY, Lakewood You are Committing Mass Murder!

“YWN is pleading with our readers to do anything they can to get the Monsey Minyanim – and the Minyanim in Boro Park, Flatbush, and Lakewood TO STOP.

People are committing mass murder by having these Minyanim.”

The Continued Observation of Minyanim (10 Men to a Prayer Group Minimum) and other Religious Customs (Regardless of Religion) Are Akin to Mass Murder – Bio-Terrorism

Dear Readers:

We are posting the entire post of the death of 39 Year Old Lip Friedrich Z”L. He left behind a wife and 6 children, the youngest of which is only five weeks old. That is a tragedy.

The Satmar Kehilla of Monsey has an obligation to support the wife and children, in our opinion, just like the families of suicide bombers. We take the viewpoint that if every member did not test negative or suffer from Covid-19 and survive, each member is a walking killing machine and should be viewed as such. Any coordinated prayer group that cannot affirm that all members are negative, have not been exposed to anyone or have survived Covid-19 is no different than a group of bio-terrorists. The religious affiliation is irrelevant.

We note that Yeshiva World News should contact us if they want us to remove their post as they likely do not support this page, except to the extent we apparently now agree on the magnitude of shutting down communal prayer. And, we hold to that position whatever the religious viewpoint.

We note that there is a Yiddish WhatsApp circulating, of which we have a copy, that tells where a Minyan is to be held, asking people to attend to say prayers for people (Tehillim). This is simply a request to spread a virus and is highly irresponsible.

We wish our deepest condolences to the families of all of the victims of Corona.

MONSEY CORONA VICTIM: 39 Year Old Lipa Friedrich Z”L, No Medical History; Minyanim Still Taking Place

YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Lipa Freidrich Z”L of Monsey. He was 39.

The Niftar was a perfectly healthy young man with no prior medical condition. He tested positive for COVID-19 three days ago and was in isolation at home.

This morning he had severe shortness of breath and Monsey Hatzolah was called. Paramedics intubated him and he was placed on a respirator at Good Samaritan Hospital. Unfortunately, he was Niftar 2 hours later.

The Niftar was part of the Satmar Kehilla in Monsey. He drove a bus for Parnasah.

Tragically, he leaves behind a wife and 6 children – the youngest just 5 weeks old.

Chanania Yom Tov Lipa Z”L was the son of of Reb Moshe Freidrich.

YWN is pleading with our readers to do anything they can to get the Monsey Minyanim – and the Minyanim in Boro Park, Flatbush, and Lakewood TO STOP. People are committing mass murder by having these Minyanim.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes….

Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim Summons OU to Beit Din and OU Refuses

Prichei v. OU

Hat Tip to the tipster.

We are posting this due to the underlying allegations of fraud and potentially other corporate violations.

While we do not agree with the assertions regarding the Beit Din (namely that the use of civil courts is prohibited and in violation of Jewish tenets), there are rabbis who believe wholeheartedly in this method of dealing one Jew to another and we will not criticize or judge.

The aggrieved parties are entitled to recourse for what has happened here, something we hope to assist in achieving.

Please forward any additional information you  may have to our attention. We have copies of the Beit Din information in Hebrew and have attached below the associated temporary restraining order from the Beit Din in English.

Please read the letter to the community from Mabbi Nissim Makor of Pirchei Shoshanim.

We are interested in anything else you can provide.

LM

Ezer Mishpat TRO to the OU_1

We have an Announcement!!!!

PIRCHEI vs OU

Dear Rabbi             please be infromed,

Continue reading

“All Those Who Suffer at the Hands of the Hateful” – Beautiful Speech [VIDEO]

 

 

PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS SPEECH. 

It is measured, eloquent and calm and specifically acknowledges that Rabbi Rottenberg does not believe that the community should be politicizing this event or that the community should be arming itself.

We might all be able to do a little soul-searching after these comments.

 

 

101 West Maple Avenue and Bankruptcy Filing – The Properties Listed on the Filing – Valuations?

Ehrenthal Bankrutpcy Petition 9Ehrenthal Bankrutpcy Petition 10Ehrenthal Bankrutpcy Petition 11

Checking Valuations of the Properties listed in the Ehrenberg Bankruptcy Filing and Inconsistencies…

The following is a rough estimate of some of the understatements made on the bankruptcy filing listed in the previous article.

Each of the properties listed in the bankruptcy filing was, in our opinion, grossly undervalued, except the Highview Road home (which presumably is the family’s primary residence).

We did our own research. Unfortunately, it is difficult when much of the property is listed as random parcels of land, no acreage numbers listed, no plot numbers of land posted, etc. Omissions can be a valuable resource.

Therefore, the below should be accepted as guesswork – initial due-diligence and an opinion based upon that due diligence which reflects information publicly available on various land valuations sites. 

  1. Tantillo Way, North Adirondack, New York. This property could be anywhere and we are further researching. But in Altona, the properties run from about $17,000 – about $50,000.00. We will need to check this further.

  2. John Hill Road – Moira, New York. This property is the same as the Tantilloo Way property. It could be an entire gamut of prices and valuations. The figure put the on the filing, however, is grossly understated. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/John-Hill-Rd_Moira_NY_12957_M46011-84753

  3. Route 208 Washingtonville, New York. Route 208 is a state highway in Washingtonville. The valuations there are fairly significant for lots with homes. However, we find it very diffiuclt to believe that there is any property on that road for $5,200.00. There again, we would gladly purchase the property out of bankruptcy. The least expensive we could find on the maps as $11K and it backs Clove Street. Having said that, the houses built in that area go for about $450K. Quite the investment (and understatement).

  4. 1212 Sumac Road Mckeesport, PA – listed as $700.00 in value. We will gladly take it off his hands for that amount!

1212 Sumac, McKeesport, PA 15132

1212 SumacMcKeesport, PA 15132

$34,739

Redfin Estimate

Last Sold Price

Beds

Baths

Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 2,940 Sq. Ft.

Status: SoldSource: Public Records

Redfin Estimate for 1212 Sumac St

Edit Home Facts to improve accuracy.
Create an Owner Estimate
Last Sold Price Unknown

Estimate history not available – we’ll add it here when we have enough quality data.

Redfin Estimate based on recent home sales.

RUOC, 101 West Maple Avenue, A Bankruptcy Filing, Corruption? Conspiracy? Fraud?

synagogue photos.
Written and published on December 23, 2019 (will be updated as information comes in) [edited 11:37am][Updated 4:52pm]
Disclaimer – Should you have information to add to this post or to correct something that we have written, please send along with a note to the editor – findinglostmessiah@gmail.com. We would like this opinion to be based upon the latest information and are happy to take corrections as we do not want any inaccuracies. We have redacted the last names of the debtors for privacy concerns, but they can be found in the filing documents. 

SAMUEL EHRENTHAL OF MONSEY, NEW YORK, ALSO OWNER OF 101 WEST MAPLE AVENUE (CONGREGATION ZVILLE), FILES FOR CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY AND THE WELL ORGANIZED NETWORK DESIGNED TO HIDE HIS ASSETS!

Dear Readers:

The above photographs are of Congregation Zville of Monsey, New York. It is a congregation built in a private home and constructed absent the appropriate permits. Efforts at speaking to the building department in Ramapo, New York, failed miserably. And, apparently that is nothing new. Whether permits were filed after the fact (and of course, approved) is a question that remains unanswered at this time. The synagogue is the baby of Sam Ehrenthal, who recently declared bankruptcy for the purposes of wiping out millions of dollars in debt. This debt includes government IRS taxes (see below).

We take no pleasure in someone’s misfortune. The filing of a bankruptcy can, indeed, be unfortunate. We do wonder about the authenticity of the bankruptcy filing and the integrity of the filed claims when the person involved, Samuel Ehrenthal of Monsey, New York, has been the subject of investigations for nearly 10 years without anyone taking a moment to start connecting dots and asking serious questions. In 2012 a suspicious house fire led to an investigation, one which yielded precious little. (We are assuming this is the same Samuel Ehrenthal?).

(See FailedMessiah article from May 18, 2012 involving Negligent Landlord Let off easy by town of Ramapo here.

Mr. Ehrenthal has a list of debtors who are personal individuals and have allegedly loaned him extraordinary sums of money. We believe at least some of those individuals may be helping him hide money (but we could be wrong). For the purposes of this article we did not include the last names of those listed as we do not want to violate the privacy of anyone who might be a legitimate creditor.

Continue reading

Monsey, NY Stabbing – Request for Information, Video Footage, Chats

ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE STABBING IN MONSEY, NEW YORK ON NOVEMBER 20, 2019 CAN PASS IT ALONG TO OUR GMAIL ACCOUNT AND WE WILL PASS IT ALONG TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

IF WE ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING IN APPREHENDING THE CRIMINAL AND ENTITLED TO A REWARD ANY REWARD MONEY WILL BE DONATED TO THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIM – 

We have been asked why we are not broadly covering the subject of the brutal stabbing in Monsey, New York on the morning of Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Sometimes what we do not post speaks volumes. We are precluded.

For professional reasons the blogger will not be posting any comments or particular posts regarding this incident except what has been posted so far. If you Google “Monsey Stabbing” there is more than enough to keep you busy reading, both about the events and about the internet chatter. Twitter has information available as do a host of Facebook sites.

We are. however, making one comment quite adamantly: 

this was not a hate crime.

It appears that video footage was sought out and destroyed by members of the same community where the victim lives and worships; and that this may be hindering a speedy resolution to apprehending the criminal or criminals involved. If you have footage from CCTV or other cameras, please feel free to forward it to the gmail account listed below. We will send it to the authorities. It MUST not be doctored and the exact source for the footage must be provided.

Suffice it to say that we have been in touch with law enforcement and are actively trying to assist in the investigation. 

As such, please feel free to contact the blog-site directly with any information and it will be kept confidential.

The gmail is: findinglostmessiah@gmail.com.

We wish the family of the victim well. We wish the victim of the attack a refuah shlema. We will not be posting anything more during this last weekend in November.

Please. If you have information come forward.

Not Victimless Crimes – Money Transmitting Scheme

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 21, 2019

U.S. Attorney Announces The Arrest Of 3 Individuals For Operating A $6 Million Unlicensed Money Transmitting Scheme

The Defendants Are Alleged To Have Operated a Money Transmitting Business for the Purpose of Transmitting $6 Million of Illegal Proceeds

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Carl E. Dubois, Sheriff of Orange County, announced the arrest today of CHASKEL LANDAU, ALTER LANDAU, and JOSEPH NEUMAN in connection with a multimillion-dollar scheme to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business for the purpose of transmitting proceeds derived from illegal activity.  The defendants are scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Paul E. Davison in federal court later today.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “The defendants allegedly engaged in a brazen scheme to unlawfully transmit and conceal millions of dollars of proceeds that they believed to be derived from illegal activity.  They allegedly did so for personal profit and with the aim of avoiding law enforcement detection.  This Office is committed to rooting out such criminal activity.”

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “Making money illegally is criminal in and of itself, but operating an unlicensed money remitting business, especially from outside of the United States, will almost certainly result in federal criminal charges.  Whenever someone needs to hide and move money, there’s a pretty good chance something’s afoot.  The FBI is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure this type of behavior ceases to exist.”         

Sheriff Carl E. Dubois said:  “We continue to work closely with the FBI and our other federal partners, and the success of this long term investigation is proof of the benefits in these relationships.  Illegal financial systems pose a great risk to our residents and their financial institutions.  Law enforcement must continue work together to deter criminals from operating and engaging with organizations that allow them to evade banking regulations.”

According to allegations contained in the Complaint[1] unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:  

CHASKEL LANDAU, ALTER LANDAU, and JOSEPH NEUMAN were arrested following an FBI sting operation.  As alleged, from approximately in or about September 2014 to in or about August 2016, CHASKEL LANDAU, ALTER LANDAU, and JOSEPH NEUMAN engaged in a series of conversations and meetings with a confidential witness (the “CW”).  In order to induce the CW to invest approximately $6 million in property owned by CHASKEL LANDAU and his family, the defendants agreed to receive and transmit what they believed to be millions of dollars of funds that the CW had illegally obtained from his business.  The defendants agreed to conceal the source of the CW’s money by transmitting the CW’s money to third parties, with the expectation that it would be returned to the CW, in return for a 10% “fee.”

The scheme was two-pronged.  First, the defendants agreed to take cash from the CW, exchange the cash for checks written from real estate companies controlled by JOSEPH NEUMAN, and make the checks payable to a third party bank account purportedly controlled by the CW.   Second, the defendants agreed to use charitable organizations under their control to transmit the CW’s overseas money into the United States.  Over the course of the conspiracy, the defendants transmitted approximately $500,000 of what they believed to be stolen property, and agreed to transmit approximately $6 million total.

*                *                *

CHASKEL LANDAU, 45, ALTER LANDAU, 64, and JOSEPH NEUMAN, 78, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, each of which carries a maximum term of five years in prison.  

The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as the sentencing of the defendants will be determined by a judge.

Mr. Berman praised the work of the FBI, the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division.

This case is being handled by the White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Mathew Andrews and James McMahon are in charge of the prosecution.      

 


[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the texts of the Complaint and the descriptions of the Complaint set forth herein constitute only allegations and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
19-391